Adopt a Family
With the holiday season approaching, it’s time for Acalanes’ annual Adopt-a-Family event to give to those in need! We work with Families First, a non-profit in Concord. Please sign up to make a difference in our community. Sign up to adopt one individual via this Sign–Up Genius. We are so grateful for community support!
Sock & Heavy Coat Drive
Key Club & Leadership are running a sock and heavy coat drive November 29 through December 10th for a homeless encampment in Martinez. Donation bins will be at the flagpole in the morning and in the attendance office throughout the day. We are working in conjunction with the Stanley Leadership program to make this a community effort.
Acalanes Spirit Wear
As we approach the holidays, we wanted to design and offer five new Acalanes items for purchase. All are designed by our students and all proceeds benefit the classes of ’23, ’24 and ’25. You can order through Wednesday, November 17and items will be available for pick-up December 9 and 10 after school. Check them out!
Deadline to Apply Friday Nov 19 Last call for CARE Leaders- Applications Now Available
Is your student interested in encouraging equity on campus and continuing the dialogue? They can sign up to be a CARE Leader! The application was sent via Canvas and is also in the daily bulletin and the deadline to apply is Friday, November 19. Each year, Acalanes puts on what is called CARE week (Compassion, Acceptance, Respect, and Equality). CARE leaders will lead a CARE Workshop during Academy time in order to continue our education around issues of equity. Students will be trained on the content of the workshop along with facilitation tips and techniques.
Week at a glance
- Monday at lunch Junior/Frosh bonding-obstacle course
- Tuesday through Thursday at lunch Senior Dodgeball in the big gym
- Tuesday at 7pm Jazz Band Concert
- Wednesday at Academy Student Equity Council: Myths and half-truths about Thanksgiving
- Friday at Academy Friendly Faces (SPED) Thanksgiving party
- Friday at Lunch Senior Friendsgiving
A Peek Ahead: Wednesday, Dec 1 Social Media documentary and discussion in Room 314
Encourage your student to come to Walton’s Academy to watch Project Socialize, a documentary about social media and its effects on teenagers.
Last week, our community and the students spent some time appreciating our custodial staff through written notes, goodies (including a nice basket from APC) and a video. We appreciate each and everything that they do for our campus.
Fall Sports Highlight Video
Enjoy this quick highlight video featuring fall athletes + highlight footage. Congratulations to all of our fall athletes!
We are just kicking off the 2nd quarter and it is never too late to start attending club meetings. Clubs are continuing to meet and it is one of the BEST ways for students to get connected at Acalanes. Club meeting times and contact information are in the spreadsheet.
As always, I am here to support you and your students. If there is anything I can do, please don’t hesitate to reach out via e-mail.
Katherine Walton, Student Activities Director